Vidhana Soudha chalo planned


Congress leaders and legislators will prevent ministers from entering Vidhana Soudha on the day and press them to visit villages regularly to understand the plight of rural people.

KPCC president R V Deshpande and Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, in a press conference, on Monday, alleged that the BJP government had been insensitive to drought and flood situation in the state. The government had not even spent the funds released by the Centre for drought and flood-hit areas.

Deshpande alleged that ministers were not concerned about people of the State. They were neither found in Vidhana Soudha nor amidst the public. Siddaramaiah alleged that Karunakara Reddy was unfit to be Revenue minister. So far he had not held meeting of officers regarding drought or floods. The Congress would launch a series of protests against the government. The first step would be to lay siege to Vidhana Soudha. Later protests would be held across the State, they added.

Reacting to JD(S) State president Kumaraswamy’s allegation that the Congress had an unholy understanding with the ruling BJP during the legislature session, Siddaramaiah said it had been the habit of Deve Gowda and his sons to have understanding with the ruling party.

People of the State very well know how Deve Gowda functioned as Opposition leader during Gundu Rao’s rule. He was known for his understanding with Devraj Urs, Siddaramaiah said.

He said the Congress had been fighting communal forces across the country and it would never have any sort of understanding with the BJP.

Judicial inquiry

KPCC working president D K Shivakumar alleged favouritism by the ruling dispensation in recruiting panchayat development officers. The BJP government was trying to recruit BJP workers as panchayat development officers so that it could strengthen the party at the grassroots.

The question paper meant for competitive examination held on Sunday was leaked to favour the select few candidates. RDPR minister Shobha Karandlaje should be held responsible for leakage of papers. He demanded that the government hold an inquiry by a sitting high court judge into the recruitment process to dig out the truth.

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